The name Edredge comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was known among other folk as rich and affluent.
The surname Edredge originally derived from the Old English word Eadric
which referred to wealth and power.
This surname comes from a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Edredge family
The surname Edredge was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Edredge family
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Edredge Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Edredge has undergone many spelling variations
, including Edridge, Edrick and others.
Early Notables of the Edredge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edredge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Edredge were among those contributors: John Edridge and his wife Elizabeth who arrived in west New Jersey in 1664.